A Self-Assessment Tool for Vessel Operators
Project Update: January 2012
Sail Training International and our member national organisations are committed to improving standards and promoting sail training to a wider audience. As part of this commitment, the Sail Training Programme Evaluation Self-Assessment Toolkit was launched at our Annual Conference in Stavanger in November of 2010 and has since been distributed to more than 120 operators and interested stakeholders around the world. Informal translations into Spanish, German and Danish by operators and NSTOs have also increased the possibilities for operators, staff and crew to understand the ‘language’ of sail training and to apply the toolkit in their programmes and practices.
At the Sail Training International Annual Conference in Toulon in November 2011, the 2nd Edition of the toolkit was distributed to workshop participants as they continue the conversation about improving sail training practices (download pdf by clicking here) . Operators remain positive about the contribution the toolkit makes to programme improvement, and conversations are underway about how to expand the application of the principles and practices to promoting further research and gathering data about the value and positive impact of youth development through sail training.
Sail Training International has an on-going commitment to supporting the use and development of the toolkit. We invite all operators to let us know how the toolkit has made a difference in your work with young people and how it can be improved to make a more positive impact. We also are looking for case studies and examples of sail training practices that can be added to future editions.
We will continue to look at future research opportunities and building on the work to date. We invite your comments about what will be useful for your programmes and practices, and ask all sail training operators to make a contribution to ensuring sail training is a recognised and valued approach to improving outcomes for young people around the world.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Project Update: August 2011
The Self-Assessment Toolkit
The Self-Assessment Toolkit is available by logging into the NSTO Dashboard or can be sent on request, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contents are the intellectual property of Sail Training International and are for the exclusive use of Sail Training International Member Operators. Member Operators are those belonging to a Sail Training International recognised National Sail Training Organisation and are the only authorised users. It is strictly forbidden, without the prior written consent of Sail Training International, to copy this document and/or to deliver it in any form to any third party. Sail Training International reserves the right to approve all translations of the documentation and to oblige all translated copies to bear Sail Training International’s copyright notice. Sail training vessel operators that do not have a National Sail Training Organisation in their country are also able to apply for permission to download this document.
Advice on use of the ‘Sail Training Evaluation Self-Assessment Toolkit’, and clarification on issues of content, is available from Dr Kris Von Wald PhD. This will be at no cost only to vessel operators who are members of a National Sail Training Organisation of Sail Training International.